Swiss National Museum Sword, 13thC
In Swiss National Museum there is an interesting sword, well researched by my friend Dimicator (thank you for your help!). I like that sword, because it is very simple, one handed, battle sword. But - at the same time it is very unique. It has inscription on both fullers +NESD+. Blade is Oakeshott type XIV with narrow fullers. Original sword is very light now (940g) and quite short (863mm). Pommel is very small as comparing with that blade and long crossguard. Crossguard is interesting, curved down, wider and very thin at the ends. Balance is circa 150mm from the hilt, grip size is 97mm. Of course everything here is not centered and not symmetric - as most of original swords. Well, very interesting sword.
I decided to reconstruct it - or at least to make a project based on this original sword, which is definitely worth it.
I also decided to add some small part to the shortened (in my opinion) tip of the blade. That way my sword is a bit heavier (1180g). There are also some small differences of course: the pommel shape and size, crossguard position / asymmetry / thickness of ends, etc.
total length 903mm
bladse length 746mm
blade width 56mm
balance ca. 125mm
weight ca. 1180g